One of the main things I have noticed about Fontana’s over the last year and a half or so is this: the owner/manager always watches the bands. Having been a part of the live show scene in NYC for years now…this is telling. Fontana’s actually does take pride in having good, or at least interesting, live music. And they make a point to make their shows under $10. The drinks aren’t really any cheaper than you’ll find anywhere else in NYC; but the atmosphere definitely is. Located on line between Chinatown and The Lower East Side, the ‘downtown’ vibe surely flourishes in this place-but without all of the pretentious mumbo jumbo. The art on the walls is breath taking. The place itself, architecture wise, is breath taking, as well. A giant chandelier decorates the lower level of the main floor and behind it hangs a huge projection screen which constantly displays artistic images for the wandering eye. Equipped with a pool table, three separate bars, and amazing music-Fontana’s has really hit every bird there is to hit with one single stone. They throw amazing parties, provide big, cushioned VIP-type booths on the upper level of the main floor, and…get this…(drum roll)….THE PEOPLE ON STAFF ARE FRIENDLY! If you’re looking for a low key, yet AWESOME place to get crunk in NYC-go here. And yes, I said ‘get crunk’.